Jamshedpur, Sept. 13: Jharkhand Front convener and former MLA Surya Singh Besra called upon the Shibu Soren led Jharkhand government to pen a viable and transparent industrial policy.
He also suggested interactions between industrialists and gram sabhas be initiated before any industrial project is planned.
Besra observed this while reacting to the Soren government’s superficial way of functioning as far as promoting industrial activities in the state is concerned. He also spoke to newspersons on the unfortunate incident where three employees of Bhushan Steel were humiliated at Potka on Thursday afternoon.
Other front functionaries including Jharkhand Party (Horo) member C.R. Majhi and Jharkhand Party member (Naren) Shailendra Maity were present at the meet.
Criticising the chief minister, Besra said, though Soren prompted to invite Tata Motors to set up the Nano small car project in Jharkhand his party members were objecting to industrial projects in the state.
“Villagers are opposed to part with their ancestral land as they fear elimination from their own native place. But for instilling confidence in them, villagers and the gram sabha, should be taken to confidence. The owner of the land should also be made a partner of the company,” said Besra.
The former MLA, who is also the founder of the Jharkhand People’s Party (JPP), said there is no co-ordination between the government and those at the grassroot level in promoting an industrial development.